Can't call home at Christmas?
Text a Ten Pound Top-up to enable a detainee to stay in touch with
family and friends
Christmas is that special time of the year when everyone needs to be in touch with their loved ones and feel connected to the wider community. It is a time for family, peace and hope. Detained asylum seekers in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) find themselves isolated in an unfamiliar and hostile world. Keeping in touch with their relatives and friends gives them strength and optimism to face their next challenge. Jesuit Refugee Service UK regularly visits detainees all year round. You can support detainees in a very simple and practical way this Christmas. By making a donation of just £10 for a mobile phone top-up, you will enable an asylum seeker in detention to contact loved ones at Christmas. You will be giving the gift of love and friendship and reducing the pain of loneliness.
Text 'TTPT10 £10' to 70070 or make your donation via www.justgiving.com/jesuitrefugeeservice.
You can also send a cheque payable to 'Jesuit Refugee Service' to 2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT
Thank you for your support.
JRS Margaret Baxter SSMN writes about the impact of detention on vulnerable asylum seekers
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The Jesuit Refugee Service teams in the UK draw their knowledge from their experiences accompanying detainees in two centres, located near Heathrow Airport in London. These two centres host more than 900 men and an additional 27 units for women where undocumented migrants and failed asylum seekers are held upon arrival and prior to deportation.
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